Man kills wife, 5 children, tries to kill self

May 17, 1943 Alabama Carl Dalrymple murders his wife and 5 children before attempting suicide Dalrymple (27)’s attack happened in his mother-in-law’s home. During the shootings, his wife Eunice (25) grabbed one of her daughters and tried to run out of the house. Both were shot in the back. The Nashville Tennessean (Nashville TN; Nov…

Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money

May 1, 1952 Alabama Earle Dennison poisons her 2-year-old niece to claim the insurance money on a policy she had taken out on the toddler Dennison's young niece, Shirley Weldon, was visiting when Dennison gave her an orange drink laced with arsenic. After the toddler became ill and vomited, Dennison gave her a bottle of…